Charles Mingus



Charles Mingus

Rating
Active
1943 to 1979
Born
April 22, 1922 in Nogales
Died
January 5, 1979
Location
Los Angeles, California, United States
Biography
Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. His compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop, drawing heavily from black gospel music and blues, while sometimes containing elements of Third Stream, free jazz, and classical music. He once cited Duke Ellington and church as his main influences. Mingus espoused collective improvisation, similar to the old New Orleans jazz parades, paying particular attention to how each band member interacted with the group as a whole.
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Top Songs by Charles Mingus


Jazz Legends: Drum 'n' Bass

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

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The Quintet: Jazz At Massey Hall [Original Jazz Classics Remasters]

Salt Peanuts

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The Quintet: Jazz At Massey Hall [Original Jazz Classics Remasters]

Perdido

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Body & Soul

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The Complete Columbia Studio Albums Collection 1951-1958

Perdido

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Jazz Ballads 101

I'm Getting Sentimental Over You

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Three Or Four Shades Of Blue

Goodbye, Porkpie Hat

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Mingus, Charles: Mingus in Europe

Sophisticated Lady

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A Night In Tunisia

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Portrait: Charles Mingus

Portrait: Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus April 15, 2014

10 Tracks

Shuffle Bass Boogie

Shuffle Bass Boogie

Charles Mingus October 20, 2013

17 Tracks

Charles Mingus and the Newport Rebels

Charles Mingus and the Newport Rebels

Charles Mingus September 20, 2010

5 Tracks

Jazzical Moods

Jazzical Moods

Charles Mingus July 27, 2010

7 Tracks

Jazz Composers Workshop

Jazz Composers Workshop

Charles Mingus January 27, 2010

7 Tracks

Timeless Charles Mingus

Timeless Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus September 22, 2009

7 Tracks

Mingus Ah Um

Mingus Ah Um

Charles Mingus May 26, 2009

9 Tracks

Mingus Three

Mingus Three

Charles Mingus April 14, 2009

7 Tracks

Cornell 1964

Cornell 1964

Charles Mingus July 17, 2007

10 Tracks

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